CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The Disaster Recovery Center that opened July 14 at the Norland Shopping Plaza in the aftermath of late June flooding in Franklin County will close its doors tonight, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency officials.
FEMA and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that the center at 2953 Philadelphia Ave. is closing along with centers in Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties.
Steve Michael, an emergency management specialist at the Franklin County center, said 304 individuals and families have sought assistance at the center since its opening. Countywide, 410 people have registered with FEMA for assistance for damages or losses they sustained as a result of the floods, said Jamilah Fraser, a field coordinator with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Since the flooding, Fraser said $564,374 in grants for home repair or replacement and rental assistance has been distributed through the Individuals and Households program to 246 eligible households in the county. Another $18,272 has been given to 47 recipients through the Other Needs Assistance program that helps victims pay for other disaster-related needs.